It is with deep sadness that members of the Climatic Research Unit, present and past, have learned of the death of Moira Lamb, the widow of the CRU's founder, Hubert Lamb. She died peacefully at her home in Norfolk following a short illness.
Moira was a constant and dear friend to us all: she was guest of honour at the CRU's 40th Anniversary celebrations in 2012, and again in September 2013 at the Special Meeting of the Royal Meteorological Society to mark the centenary of her husband, held at the University of East Anglia. Her lively and astute interest in climate science was apparent as she listened to the presentations of current research on themes intiated by Hubert, and when viewing the archives of his research in historical climatology.
Moira endeared herself to all who met her. She was a model of courtesy and good humour, but above all, it was the warmth and generosity of her personality for which we shall remember her.
Left: Moira Lamb presented with a bouquet by Prof Phil Jones at the Hubert Lamb Centenary Dinner, September 2013